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In New York there was a big morality drive that closed many silent theatres when they were accused by Christian groups of being the source of spreading diseases, the abduction of white women, drug use, and pretty much every other vice they could pin onto the mostly Jewish industry.
“The Last Action Hero” featured the National interior and the Warner (Rialto) and Times Square exteriors.
That Regines store in the Google map above sure looks like a theatre building.
I just noticed that the NEWS ABOUT THIS THEATRE link on the right of this page has a link from 2009 with a photo and information that dates this theatre back to at least 1908.
The intro has also gone missing.
The Grand Street theatre on Chrystie and Grand was operating in 1923. I have not entered it to CT as I can find nothing else about it.
The Grant/Jewel at 11 West 116th Street and the Argus/Regent at 385 Third Avenue are already identified as Koehler sites.
This very deceptive ad, that promotes “THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK” as light comedy, was the Cameo’s only Roadshow attraction. According to Variety, it was also one of the few successful runs for “Anne Frank” outside of new York.
Ad for the 50th Street Cinema during its Avant Garde film stage.
Thanks Eileen, I was wondering where the Riverside and Riviera were in that photo.
It was simply NOT on FIFTH AVENUE.
How very New York and
THAT was the point….!
The Google map view above is trying to leave the city.
Ed, this theatre was running some daily changes in late December 1977. If you can find listings for December 21 or 22 you may have the answer. By December 23 they had opened “OUTRAGEOUS!” for a week.
What happened to this theatre’s intro?
The Arcade opened in 1919 and closed as the Cinema Studio 1 & 2 in 1990.
Ed, in December 1978 the Cinema Village was showing something called “Beatles Around the World”. Could that have been it?
Ed, it mostly played second run in the late seventies.
“Plein Soleil” was later successfully remade in English as “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.
I know the neighborhood was wild but in many ways that kept the competition out and audiences loyal. I ran similar theatres for Cineplex Odeon but Loews ran away from those neighborhoods in the 80’s.
Jnova, please tell us more. This theatre is historic part of NYC.
The Movieland 8th Street and Movieland Times Square overlapped by two years. The name was NOT moved down when the Times square location closed, as the intro suggests.
How did this Google map view go into a tunnel?
“The Alamo” did not “move-over” from the Rivoli. It opened at the Astor and Victoria at popular prices a couple of months after it left the Rivoli, where the run had been disappointing.
In the 1973 movie “Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams”, the Joanne Woodward character comments that when her mother and her walked by the Paramount on 43rd street and the doors were opened to let the patrons out, the whole street would smell like ice cream.
Thanks for the cool picture, geneser1.